Nev. woman dies taking photo on Calif. cliff in flip-flops

A popular sight-seeing spot with a breath-taking view in California turned deadly after a visitor fell to her death while trying to snap a picture from the cliff.

It was Lorena Barrera’s first day in Los Angeles after moving from Nevada, and her friends brought her to Point Fermin Park, a popular site with a view more than 100-feet above the ocean.

The 21-year-old disregarded the warning signs and hopped a three-foot wall on Friday, to get a closer view of the ocean for a photo, when a tragic trip ended Barrera’s life.

Lorena Barrera, 21, of Sparks, Nev., fell 100 feet to her death while trying to get closer to the edge of a cliff for photos.

Lorena Barrera, 21, of Sparks, Nev., fell 100 feet to her death while trying to get closer to the edge of a cliff for photos.

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“Her friends, they said she just wanted to look at the view and she ended up tripping on her flip-flops,” Los Angeles fire chief Albert Valle told ABC7 LA. “The two people she was with made an effort but they lost her grip and she fell.”

Two other victims died just last week looking to get the same view.

Fire officials said about a dozen people die every year from accidental falls on this cliff.

Fire officials said about a dozen people die every year from accidental falls on this cliff.

(KABC) Lorena Barrera’s friends tried to save her from the fatal fall, but lost her grip, officials said.

Lorena Barrera’s friends tried to save her from the fatal fall, but lost her grip, officials said.

(KABC)

Fire officials said about a dozen people die every year from accidental falls on this cliff.

Fire officials say the cliffs lead to about a dozen accidental deaths a year from people getting too close to the edge.

“It happens all the time over here, left and right, a lot of young people,” Cecil Reynolds, a resident near the cliff, told NBC Los Angeles. “They give you a sign, ‘Don’t go over and take pictures.’ A lot of people take chances, and the consequences ends up like this.”

It was Lorena Barrera’s first day in Los Angeles after moving from Nevada when she jumped a three-foot wall to get to the scenic view.

It was Lorena Barrera’s first day in Los Angeles after moving from Nevada when she jumped a three-foot wall to get to the scenic view.

(KABC)

Barrera’s friends and family were mourning her death, calling the fall a “freak and unfortunate” accident on a GoFundMe page.

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